National Trust Executive Team

Paul Edmondson

Paul Edmondson serves as the interim president and chief executive officer of the National Trust.

Over a 25-year career with the National Trust, Paul Edmondson has worked on a variety of legal issues pertaining to the protection of historic resources, from matters of constitutional law to tax incentives to local landmarks issues. As general counsel and chief legal officer, he oversees all of the organization’s legal services, as well as the National Trust Legal Defense Fund and the organization’s easement programs.

David J. Brown

David J. Brown, as chief preservation officer and executive vice president, leads the National Trust’s comprehensive preservation efforts, with four decades of experience in working to save historic places and build thriving, livable communities.

Tabitha Almquist

As chief of staff, Tabitha Almquist provides strategic direction to the Trust and coordinates across the organization to implement the president’s agenda.

Geoff Handy

As the chief marketing officer, Geoff Handy seeks to inspire veteran preservationists and new audiences alike to engage in the National Trust’s vital mission to save America’s historic and cherished places. Geoff and his team work to expand the preservation movement through direct outreach and advocacy campaigns that convey an engaging, relevant, and complete American story.

Kimberly Skelly

As the chief development officer, Kimberly Skelly leads the philanthropy program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has expertise in major gift fundraising, annual giving and membership development, foundation and corporate giving, and planned giving. Kimberly leads the Development Division with a focus on donor engagement and relationship building to achieve mission-driven goals and advance organizational strategic priorities.

Carla Washinko

As chief finance and administration officer, Carla Washinko directs finance, human resources, and information technology at the National Trust and oversees two key components of the organization’s strategic plan – achieving financial strength and creating a 21st century workplace.

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